Biltmore’s Candlelight Evening
Glowing with Holiday Spirit
3 Days | Nov-Dec
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Be swept away as you tour America’s largest home. It is filled with music, evergreen garland, poinsettias, dozens of Christmas trees and a magnificent 35-foot tall Fraser Fir with lights, ornaments and gifts during the day. But, as day darkens into dusk an enchanted spell falls over the Biltmore House and it is illuminated by candlelight, firelight and twinkling Christmas tree lights; it’s literally glowing with holiday spirit. Tunes from the Banquet Hall’s 1916 Skinner pipe organ and carols from choirs and ensembles fill the halls with festive sounds.
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Day 1 – Travel to Asheville, NC and check into your hotel for a two night stay. Dinner is included at a local restaurant.
This evening you enjoy a performance at the Flat Rock Playhouse. Designated The State Theatre of North Carolina, Flat Rock Playhouse continues to thrill audiences with professional Broadway musicals, comedies and dramas.
Day 2 – This day features the Biltmore Estate and begins with an audio tour of the Biltmore House, America’s largest home. This 250 room French Chateau is a real wonder. You may also, explore the acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted,who designed New York’s Central Park
You also have time to step into the everyday lives of families who lived on the estate raising livestock, tending crops, and working at Biltmore Dairy in the 1890s. The Barn in Antler Hill Village – once the social and work center for these families – is alive again with blacksmiths, woodworkers, and other craft demonstrations; an old-fashioned Mercantile shop offering Appalachian crafts, dry goods, and candy.
And, at the Biltmore Winery you delight in free wine tastings and a redesigned self-guided tour to learn how we make award-winning wines.
This evening at the Estate you enjoy a Candlelight Christmas Dinner with a festive and bountiful menu. Then the tour’s highlight is when firelight and candlelight fill Biltmore House with a warm glow and accent delicate ornaments and priceless treasures. Get into the holiday spirit with choirs singing European carols, vintage ballroom dancers, and dramatic Christmas readings. The Front Lawn of Biltmore House sets the scene with a sparkling holiday illumination of evergreens bathed in thousands of twinkling lights. This larger-than-life celebration presents Christmas with more than 40 decorated trees.
Day 3 – After breakfast, make stop at the Folk Art Center, a showplace of fine regional crafts from the mountains of nine Southern states. The Center is operated by the Southern Highland Craft Guild, a nonprofit, educational organization of over 750 juried crafts people. Then depart for home.